Battle of Badr

ramadan #badr Ramadan is a special month for us all for many different reasons. This month helps us grow into our worship and gives us the best opportunity to develop our relationship with Allah SWT. There have been some significant events that have occurred during this holy month, such as: The Quran was revealed. As Allah mentions in Surah Al-Baqarah, Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was revealed. “The month of Ramadan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion.” (Quran 2:185). The Battle of Badr The Battle of Badr took place on the 17th of… Read More

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Elephant Army

Several miraculous incidents took place before the mission of Prophet Muhammad . One of the most important incidents that occurred before the birth of the Prophet was the attempt of Abrahah the Abyssinian to destroy the Ka‘bah. This incident is mentioned in the Quran [Quran, 105:1-5] Books of Seerah (the Prophet’s biography) mention that Abrahah Al-Habashi was the viceroy to An-Najaashi (Negus, King of Abyssinia) in Yemen. Abrahah saw that the Arabs venerated the Ka‘bah and went on pilgrimage to it. He became envious and built a big church in Sana’a so that the Arabs would perform pilgrimage to it. Having heard about that, a man from Banu Kinaanah entered… Read More

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Arabic Grammar (نحو)

ramadan #nahw When we learn a language as adults, it is like learning any other skill. You need tools and practice. The tools of language are the grammar rules. We need to have sufficient and consistent exposure to these tools to internalize their correct usage. Enough practice and consistent exposure changes our knowledge of these rules from conscious into spontaneous. Arabic can be difficult if it’s taught as a series of disconnected Arabic grammar rules with too much emphasis on rote memorization. Especially early on this can lead to overwhelm and it’s the main reason students quit. However, if the core of how the language works is taught first by… Read More

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Intermitten Fasting

Nowadays specially in pandemic, TV, the internet and other entertainment are available 24/7. We stay awake for longer hours to catch our favorite shows, play games and chat online. We’re sitting and snacking all day and most of the night. These extra calories and less activities can mean a higher risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses. Scientific studies are showing that Intermittent Fasting may help reverse these trends. Intermittent Fasting is an eating plan that switches between fasting and eating on a regular schedule. Research shows that intermittent fasting is a way to manage your weight and prevent or even reverse some forms of disease.… Read More

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